Manipur approves a 10-lakh reward for weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who is competing in the Tokyo Olympics.

weightlifter Mirabai Chanu

N Biren Singh, the chief minister, congratulated world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu on her selection for the Tokyo Olympics, which begin next month.

The Manipur Cabinet has agreed to give weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who is competing in the Tokyo Olympics, a one-time financial incentive of Rs.10 lakhs.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh presided over the meeting, which was also attended by deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh and works minister Biswajit Singh.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar, the state chief secretary, and V Vumlunmang, the principal secretary for health and family welfare, were also present at the meeting.

On June 13, Singh wrote by sharing a photo of Mirabai on his Twitter account,  “Hearty congratulations to our daughter Mirabai Chanu on qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in Women’s 49 Kg category. Mirabai Chanu has been ranked 2nd in the International Weightlifting Federation’s Absolute Ranking List in the 49 Kg category. May your hard work and dedication bring laurels to the country.”

Mirabai Chanu is India's lone representative at the Tokyo Olympics; the previous world champion finished second in the International Weightlifting Federation's women's 49kg Absolute Ranking (IWF). Mirabai Chanu received 4133,6172 Robi points to finish second in the IWF rankings, behind Chinese national Hou Zhihui (4926, 4422).

Mirabai, who won a bronze medal in the Asian championships in April after lifting a total of 205 kg, including a world record of 119 kg in the clean and jerk, is considered a major medal contender in the Olympics. She is now undergoing training in the United States.



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